Series of thefts prompts warning

FOLLOWING a series of thefts in the region recently, police are reminding Borderers to ensure that they properly secure their property as well as their vehicles at all times.

If doors remain unlocked, windows left ajar, and purses, handbags or other valuable items are left on open display, it only takes seconds for an opportunist thief to enter an insecure property or smash a window.

This appeal comes after recent incidents in the Peebles, Kelso, and Hawick areas where jewellery and money were stolen.